The text is sometimes ascribed to Joannes Florentinus
Title from incipit on line 14 of ₂ recto; frontispiece has title: Mons or[ati]onis.
Imprint from Incunabula short title catalogue. On the identity of the printer, see Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, V, xxxi-xxxii. Gesellschaft für Typenkunde 1988 assigns the types tentatively to Paulus Fridenperger.
Signatures: [1⁸ 2-8⁴] (all leaves unsigned)
Chancery quarto; ₄ recto: 33 lines, 140 x 91 mm; types: 130G, 85G; woodcut initial on ₃ recto, Lombards elsewhere; woodcut frontispece and full-page woodcuts on ₁ recto and ₄ verso.
COPY NOTE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.406.27 with early foliation (1-36) in upper, outer margins. Leaf dimensions: 193 x 138 mm.
PROVENANCE: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.406.27 with occasional early/contemporary annotations and manicules. Oval marking (stamp?) on ₁ recto and early inscription on ₂ recto erased, the latter partially visible under UV light. From the collection of Fritz Hellwig. Purchased in January, 2020, from PrPh Books (2020.7)
BINDING: Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy Q.406.27 bound in clear plastic boards with black goatskin spine tooled in gilt. Housed in a black goatskin slipcase.
Giovanni, Fiorentino, active 14th century, attributed name, author; Benalius, Bernardinus, active 1483-1543, printer; Fridenperger, Paulus, attributed name, printer; Hellwig, Fritz, former owner; PrPh Books (Firm), former owner
Catalogue of books printed in the XVth century now in the British Museum, V, 378; Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, M25328; Goff, F.R. Incunabula short title catalogue, M847; Incunabula short title catalogue, im00847000